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Two rockets explode near Beirut: Security source

Lebanese Army soldiers secure a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut, on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Lebanese Army soldiers secure a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut, on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Journalists and civilians inspect the site of a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut, on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Journalists and civilians inspect the site of a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut, on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Journalists inspect the site of a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Journalists inspect the site of a private residence which was hit by a rocket in Baabda, east of Beirut on Aug 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the entrance to a villa where a rocket attack few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the entrance to a villa where a rocket attack few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
Lebanese residents gather around a crater, center, that left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PH
Lebanese residents gather around a crater, center, that left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
Lebanese residents walk at the scene where a rocket attacked a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
Lebanese residents walk at the scene where a rocket attacked a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
A Lebanese man (left), cleans next to a crater that left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO:
A Lebanese man (left), cleans next to a crater that left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP
A Lebanese man looks at a small crater left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013.  -- PHOTO: AP
A Lebanese man looks at a small crater left by a rocket attack at a villa few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013.  -- PHOTO: AP
A Lebanese army soldier asks a photographer to step back at the entrance to a villa where a rocket attacked few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, A
A Lebanese army soldier asks a photographer to step back at the entrance to a villa where a rocket attacked few metres away from one of the entrances to the Lebanese presidential palace, in Fayadiyyeh area, eastern Beirut, Lebanon, early on Friday, Aug 2, 2013. - PHOTO: AP

BEIRUT (AFP) - Two rockets fired from an unknown location exploded early Friday outside Beirut, a security source told AFP, with one landing just metres from an entrance to the presidential palace.

"Two rockets landed in Baabda but there were no casualties," the source told AFP, without offering further details.

According to an AFP photographer, one rocket fell in the garden of a house located just 100 metres (330 feet) from the secondary entrance of the palace.

Official news agency ANI said the second rocket fell near a Lebanese army training camp in the region of Baabda, around eight kilometres southeast of the capital.

The incident came amid tensions in Lebanon over the conflict in neighbouring Syria, which has spilled over and led to violence in several areas.

Lebanon's powerful Shiite group Hezbollah has openly sent its fighters to battle alongside the Syrian regime against rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

Many Lebanese Sunnis, however, back the Sunni-led Syrian opposition.

In June, a Grad rocket fired from north of the Lebanese capital exploded near the city and the army found a second rocket at the launch site.

And in May, two rockets hit Hezbollah's heartland in Beirut shortly after the group's leader made a speech defending the movement's involvement in Syria.